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The term cryotherapy comes from the Greek words cryo, meaning “cold” and therapy, meaning “cure.
Learn more about Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is defined as body cooling for therapeutic purposes. In sports and exercise medicine, cryotherapy has traditionally been applied using ice packs or cold-water immersion (CWI) baths. Recently, whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) has become a popular mode of cryotherapy. This involves exposure to extremely cold dry air (usually between −100°C and −140°C) in an environmentally controlled room for short periods of time (typically between 2 and 5 minutes). During these exposures, individuals wear minimal clothing, gloves, a woolen headband covering the ears, a nose and mouth mask, and dry shoes and socks to reduce the risk of cold-related injury. Although it was originally developed to treat chronic medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis,1 WBC is being increasingly employed by athletes. Its purported effects include decreased tissue temperature, reduction in inflammation, analgesia, and enhanced recovery following exercise. WBC is typically initiated within the early stages (within 0–24 hours) after exercise and may be repeated several times in the same day or multiple times a week.
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They understand that faster recovery permits a consistent and frequent training schedule which is central to quicker skill development and performance, and that WBC is the the tool to significantly accelerate recovery. Athletes with poor recovery and frequent injuries are prevented from the consistency needed to reach optimal performance levels. Athletes seeking maximum performance and competitive fitness advantages should utilize WBC in their training and recovery regimen to help attain their goals. Whether you desire better muscle healing, decreased fatigue, or accelerated recovery time, connect with our trained team members at JOURENY WITHIN WELLNESS CENTER to schedule a visit .
Frequently Asked Questions
Muscle & Joint Repair ?
Accelerated Soft Tissue Healing Improves recovery time during training and from injury Increases energy levels and stamina Reduces inflammation throughout the body Relieves pain in joints and muscles Improved muscle fatigue and sustained performance
Recovery Health and Wellness
The term cryotherapy comes from the Greek words cryo, meaning “cold” and therapy, meaning “cure.” Ice packs and ice baths have long been used to reduce swelling and inflammation. WBC is a much faster and more effective way to cool damaged tissue and effectively treat a number of conditions in improving patients’ overall health. If you’re looking to decrease pain, speed the healing process, simply improve general health and wellness, or solutions to any of the other conditions below, WBC may be right for you. In addition to reduced in chronic pain and enhanced systemic immunity, studies and other reported benefits indicate that
Beauty and Anti-Aging
While the results of cryotherapy can be impressive inside the body, they can be equally as stunning on the surface as WBC tricks body sensors to implementing the same response it would if you were freezing, thereby jump-starting the body's natural healing, detoxification and rejuvenation processes. Due to the improvement of circulation as your body works harder to reheat and transport blood, and the rush of oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood back to the surface of the skin following a treatment, many have experienced the following dramatic results. Reported benefits include the following: Increased collagen production Reduced signs of aging Increased metabolism and weight management benefits More youthful complexion Cellulite reduction
Cryotherapy significantly improves symptoms related to:
Tendonitis and joint inflammation
Depression, anxiety, and stress Sleep disorders Postoperative recovery